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Royals or Giants in World Series?
The World Series starts Tuesday night in Kansas City. The Royals are aiming for their first title since 1985. The San Francisco Giants, meanwhile, are looking for their third championship in five years. Which team will win?
One fan asked reliever Brandon Finnegan for tickets to the Royals' next game -- and Finnegan came through
"Ask and ye shall receive." At least that's the motto that should be associated with Royals rookie pitcher Brandon Finnegan, who's clearly already a pro at fan relations.
When fan Nicholas Knapple hit Finnegan up on Twitter for tickets to Wednesday's American League Championship Series game against the Orioles, he got a reply -- two tickets for him and girlfriend.
@nknapple Tuesday in kc?— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 10, 2014
@bfinny29 omg please yes Tuesday please— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 10, 2014
@bfinny29 are u serious about the tix? Watched u in Omaha and now in kc. Pretty cool man— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 11, 2014
@nknapple I might be able to get 2 more— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 11, 2014
@nknapple I have 2 for you tomorrow night— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 13, 2014
@bfinny29 thanks man, you have no idea how much I appreciate this! Good luck out there! This is a dream come true for me and my gf.— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 13, 2014
It gets even better for Knapple. When he offered to take Finnegan out for some famous KC-style barbecue as a thank-you, Finnegan duly agreed to that too.
@nknapple yea man you got em, and I'll gladly go eat with you but you don't have to pat— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 14, 2014
@bfinny29 na man. I'll save some money. It's on me. Really no one has ever done anything like this for me in my life. God bless you— Nicholas Knapple (@nknapple) October 14, 2014
We're guessing Knapple might be tweeting the whole roster if the Royals go all the way to the World Series.
Giants-Cardinals in NLCS
The St. Louis Cardinals got the better of Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Francisco Giants overcame the National League's best team in the Washington Nationals. Now the owners of four of the past eight World Series titles will square off for the right to fight for one more.
Royals-Orioles in ALCS
The Baltimore Orioles aren't exactly surprises to reach the ALCS; they controlled the AL East for months and tied for the second-best record in MLB. The Kansas City Royals, though, continued their dream run by dispatching the AL West's two teams in the wild-card game (Oakland A's) and ALDS (Los Angeles Angels, in a sweep). Which will earn a trip to the World Series?
2014 MLB playoff predictions
The regular season is done. The wild-card games are over. The division series are underway. How will it all play out?